General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches, less frequently to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 inch, elliptical silvery pods; great for use in dried flower arrangements.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pale Lilac
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60ºF - 70ºF
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, gently covering with a light layer of soil.

Common names
  • Perennial Honesty

Photo Gallery
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2001
Lunaria rediviva   Fall interest
Location: My brother's garden, Belgium
Date: 2015-08-18

Credit Rasbak

Credit: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2012-07-22
Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2012-04-25
Location: my garden, zone 7B, NC
Date: 2012-04-06

Date: 2008-07-14
Lunaria rediviva Figure from Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen 17
Location: Colleyville, TX
Date: 2013-04-09
Perennial Honesty

Date: 2015-05-22
Credit Zakupak

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2008-04-12
Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2008-04-12
  • Posted by kreemoweet (Seattle, WA - Zone 9a) on Aug 15, 2017 10:52 AM concerning plant:
    Germination of seed of this species can take quite some time. I gave up on these after holding seeds outdoors in 4-in pots for 2-3 yrs, and dumped them all into a large common pot, also outdoors. Early the next spring, I found numerous seedlings emerging. Almost mistook for the nearly identical L. annua seedlings, which I have everywhere from a neighbor's plantings. The source of the L. rediviva seed was either JLHudsonSeedsman or Jelitto Perennial Seed, or possibly a mix of both.
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